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Effective Email Management: Debbie Rosemont talks to Smead

Effective Email Management: Debbie Rosemont talks to Smead

As we conclude our month-long series ‘Taming the Email Beast‘, we hope you’ve been able to implement some important systems to make your email inbox manageable! We’ve given general effective inbox ideas, some specific to Gmail and Outlook users, Before we wrap it up and let you get on with your shiny new inbox, we’ve got a… Read more

Outlook Tips to Save You Time, Energy and Stress

If you’ve been with us for our series on taming email, we’ve touched on some great general advice and also tips and tricks specific to Gmail users.  If you are an Outlook user, today is your turn!   There are endless Outlook tips, features and tricks you may not know about that can make your email life… Read more

Gmail Hacks: 10 Essential Tricks to Tame Your Gmail Inbox

Did you catch our post on smart strategies to tame your email inbox? If so, now that your email inbox has been purged and systems have been set up to keep it running smoothly, it’s time to teach the tamed beast some new tricks. Today we focus on Gmail tricks and features – there are… Read more

Email Inbox Strategies for Taming the Beast

Joe sits down at his desk Monday morning.  He experiences a familiar dread as he opens his computer to hundreds of new emails. This is on top of the thousands already sitting in his inbox!  Joe starts working “on his emails” and when he looks up, it’s time to head home. He wasn’t able to… Read more

Become an Email Master!: February Blog Series

Love or hate it, there’s no denying how much email has changed the way we all communicate.  It’s quick and always accessible.  We check it at work, at home, on our phones, on our tablets….it’s everywhere and always present.  According to a study by Kelton Global, Americans now spend about 92 minutes a day with… Read more

What Could Your Business Do With $69,000?

Our last post touched on the costs of disorganization – salary dollars lost due to time wasted looking for things, and some of the more hidden but significant costs such as poor customer service, lost sales opportunities, higher employee turnover, and lower client retention. Even if you are already thinking that you or your employees would benefit from… Read more

1 Simple Tip to Reduce Email Overwhelm

Email is still the most widely used form of business communication, and most people use email frequently for personal use as well. Unfortunately many feel overwhelmed and burdened by email due to the unmanageable volume of email messages they receive every day. There are some simple ways to decrease the amount of email coming in to your inbox,… Read more

How Much Can You Save by Managing Email More Effectively?

Have you ever thought about how much poor email habits might be costing you or your business? If employees have not learned good habits for managing email productively, the costs can be surprisingly high. Employees who feel buried and overwhelmed by their email experience more stress and are often less likely to conduct prompt follow up, resulting in poorer customer… Read more

How Often Do You Check Your Email?

Our last post, and many of our conversations with people who are working on improving their productivity, focus on the harmful effects of multi-tasking and the benefits of “single-tasking”. There are many strategies you can implement to prevent the temptation to multi-task. A good place to start is to decrease distractions. For many people, email is one of their biggest… Read more

15 Tips for good email etiquette

Email is still the most widely used form of business communication, and research shows that the average American employee spends at least a quarter of his or her time at work sifting through hundreds of emails received and sent each day. Since email has been around for a long time and we receive so many email messages it is often… Read more

Stop apologizing and make your emails stronger

Do your emails contain words such as “just”, “I think”, “sorry” or “I am not an expert”? If your writing contains words and phrases like these that soften your communications, you may be unintentionally decreasing the confidence others (and you) have in your ideas, and hurting your business. A new Gmail extension called “Just Not Sorry” identifies words that are best… Read more

5 Tips for Writing Effective Emails

Although email has been in use for a few decades, many people still don’t know how to write effective email messages. Even with all of the social channels we communicate with today, email is still the most widely used electronic communication method for business. With the overwhelming number of messages many people receive it can be tempting to ignore emails… Read more

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